Wednesday, August 09, 2017

"'approved-think' intersectionality enables victims to compete to see who truly is the most under of dogs."

At Daily Mail, Katie Hopkins weighs in on the Google vs. James Damore controversy.
The left are moralizing every issue, dismissing anyone that disagrees as immoral and harshly punishing those they see as villains to protect ‘victims’.

And 'approved-think' intersectionality enables victims to compete to see who truly is the most under of dogs. Does anyone know a good vet?

James Damore

Importantly, the solutions advocated James Damore in his paper are eminently more sensible and are in danger of getting lost in the furor.

He has concrete suggestions to:
Demoralize diversity: To stop making disagreement ‘immoral’, harshly punishing those we see as villains to protect ‘victims’.
Stop alienating conservatives: to the point conservatives need to stay in the closet to avoid open hostility
Be open about the science of human nature. Not all differences are due to discrimination.
Stop restricting programs to certain genders or race. These discriminatory practises are unfair and divisive.
Have an open and honest discussion about the costs and benefits of our diversity programs.
Stop calling for empathy on diversity issues. Being emotionally unengaged helps us better reason about the facts.
Stop making people so sensitive. Microaggression Training incorrectly and dangerously equates speech with violence and isn’t backed by evidence.

Many of our public institutions would do well to heed these solutions, from politicians to police, schools to parents. To me, this reads as a manifesto for a truly inclusive and diverse workforce where there is equitable access to opportunities for all. One grounded in facts and outcomes, not bias and feelings. It is one I would whole heartedly support.

James Damore has been sacked for these views. And for the Google CEO to cancel his family holiday to deal with the fallout suggests the problems is much bigger than just one internal memo.

Damore hit a nerve. Perhaps the real problem is that it connects with the truth, a truth this authoritarian organisation is intent on silencing.

And if Google is intent on silencing dissent from approved group-think, then we should all be alarmed.
According to the latest comscore report (February 2017) an astonishing 64% of searches were powered by google, its nearest rival - Bing - languishing at 21.4%.

The events of the weekend make me worry about bigger issues than the unjustified firing of one poor googled who dared stand against the herd.

It makes me wonder about this giant, chewing up our feed, spitting out the bits we are allowed to see, disposing of the rest like garbage down the sink.

If Google can't tolerate free speech in its own house how can we trust it with ours?
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